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New Ipod Hard Drive Upgrade
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Oct 17, 2003, 09:08 PM
 
Is it possible/cost effective to upgrade a 10 gig IPOD to a 30 or 40 GIG drive?

Can this be done on ones own?
     
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Oct 17, 2003, 09:20 PM
 
The most cost-effective upgrade is to buy a new iPod and sell the old one on eBay. I am not kidding.

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Oct 17, 2003, 09:25 PM
 
Bought my 40GB for $499, sold my 30GB for $399 on ebay.
     
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Oct 18, 2003, 12:23 AM
 
Originally posted by CIA:
Bought my 40GB for $499, sold my 30GB for $399 on ebay.
Boy...40GB....you got aaaaaaalooooooooot of songs. I barely have a 1GB, then again I'm not into music all tht much.


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Oct 18, 2003, 01:09 AM
 
The drive won't fit. The 10 GB iPod is thinner than the 40 GB. Anyways, the price of the bare drive probably rivals that of the entire iPod.
     
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Oct 18, 2003, 01:27 AM
 
Music fills a lot of my iPod, but I like to leave a little space for files. That's what my spare 3.1gb is for...)
     
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Oct 18, 2003, 05:52 PM
 
I believe long ago, when the 10 Gig came out (or the 20 or 15 or one of those upgrades), that someone indeed tried it. The used the same size drive, it just had denser platters. It wouldnt work. I think the concensus was that somewhere in the iPod hardware, there is code that says what size hard drive should be in it, to limit people from upgrading it.
     
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Oct 18, 2003, 10:14 PM
 
Originally posted by Dace:
Boy...40GB....you got aaaaaaalooooooooot of songs. I barely have a 1GB, then again I'm not into music all tht much.
40gb is great...

i may only need 10gb for music, but having all that extra space is great for backing up documents, software, movies, whatever and bringing it where ever you go
     
   
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